A person found worms all over their fingers after scratching an itch in an awkward place, as seen in a grim video.

In the clip, shared by Dr Karan Rajan on TikTok, he says that the poor person has a pinworm infection and explains how it happens.

The unknown person holds up their finger and shows tiny white worms on it and says in the caption: "Someone help what are these thing they came out of my YK (you know) and it hurts and itches."

Dr Karan says: "This is one reason why you should never scratch your bare bum crack and another reason why you should never bite your nails.

"If infected, these creatures live in your intestine during the day and come out to play at night.

"Pinworms can lay eggs around your pipe making you feel itchy and this tempts you to scratch the itch.

"The eggs can get stuck on your fingers or under your fingernails and then pass onto anything you touch, including other people."

He said doctors sometimes diagnose pinworms by putting tape around a person's anus and then examining it under the microscope.

The surgeon added in the comments section: "Don't scratch and sniff!"

His video was watched more than 1.8 million times since it was uploaded on Sunday (October 24) and thousands of people left comments.

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One disgusted viewer said: "We are just going to ignore the stuff under the person's nails at the beginning of the video?"

A second blasted: "How unclean is this person to get this just bathe properly and wash yourself with water every time you use the washroom?"

Other people defended the worm-infested person and said parasitic worms were not always avoidable with good hygiene.

A viewer argued: "It's super common you could get them from shaking hands with someone who has them."

Someone else said: "To those who haven't had pinworms… getting pinworms doesn't mean you're unhygienic. Not getting rid of them generally does."

According to NHS Inform, up to 40% of kids in the UK might have been infected with pinworms at some point, and not all infestations have symptoms.

Threadworms lay their eggs around an infected person's anus usually at night.

If the eggs get stuck on the person's fingertips when they scratch their anus, they can be transferred to their mouth or on to surfaces and clothes and infect other people.

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